Helpful links - Information & Referral for Service Members, Veterans & their Families (SMVF)

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  • Army OneSource Resource Center
    www.aosresourcecenter.com
    The Army OneSource Resource Center provides access to trainings, resources, information and networking with members around the country. You will need to register with Army OneSource to gain access to the state maps, infographics, webinars and best practices.

  • North Carolina Focus on Service members, Veterans, and Their Families www.veteransfocus.org
    This website provides a comprehensive list of services available to service members, veterans, and their families that are available in the State of North Carolina. Additionally the site includes a list of trainings that will assist behavioral health providers in gaining military cultural competence and understanding the behavioral health needs of our military related population. Training >

  • Screening for Military/Veteran Status
    www.mentalhealth.va.gov/communityproviders/docs/Military_Service_Screening.pdf
    Screening clients for veteran status or asking about military connectedness is an important step for helping practitioners become more aware of the cultural experiences their clients have had. This screening tool assists practitioners in learning how to ask, and why asking is important.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
    www.brainlinemilitary.org
    Brain injury has become known as the signature wound of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Most brain injuries are mild, and most people recover in a matter of weeks. BrainLineMilitary.org provides military-specific information and resources on traumatic brain injury to veterans; service members in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, and Reserve; and their families.

  • Military Sexual Trauma
    www.mentalhealth.va.gov/docs/mst_general_factsheet.pdf
    In both civilian and military settings, service members can experience a range of unwanted sexual behaviors that they may find distressing. These experiences happen to both women and men. "Military sexual trauma" or MST is the term used by the Department of Veterans Affairs to refer to experiences of sexual assault or repeated, threatening acts of sexual harassment. This fact sheet provides informat​ion about MST, the effects MST may have on a service member, and how to get help.

  • NC4Vets
    www.nc4vets.com/guide​
    A guide highlighting the resources available to veterans, their dependents and survivors within the NC area.

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/PTSD-overview/basics/index.asp​
    After a trauma or life-threatening event, it is common to have reactions such as upsetting memories of the event, increased jumpiness, or trouble sleeping. If these reactions do not go away or if they get worse, you may have Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This website provides tools and resources for veterans, service members, family members, behavioral health providers, and others to educate them about PTSD and learn where t​​o ​​get help. Materials are available in both English and Spanish. 

  • Recognizing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder​ 
    http://www.rntobsn.org/resources/ptsd/
    Joining Forces, a non-partisan national initiative led by the White House, calls on nurses and communitie​s to educate themselves on the needs of individuals experiencing PTSD and to dedicate themselves to providing the highest quality care to these in​​dividuals. In the spirit of this initiative, RN to BSN (RNtoBSN.org) has created a resource to help not only nurses, but anyone—family members, friends, co-workers—better understand and recognize PTSD and take steps that are critical to ensuring patients receive appropriate care and support.

  • MHDDSA Services for Military Personnel and Veterans

    http://qa.dhhs.state.nc.us/mhddsas/service​s/servicesformilitary/index.htm​

  • TRICARE® is the health care program serving Uniformed Service members, retirees and their families worldwide.
    http://www.tricare.mil/mentalhealth

    Health Net Federal Services' website provides answers to your TRICARE questions.
    North Region (North Carolina)
    Health Net Federal Services, LLC
    1-877-TRICARE (1-877-874-2273)
    www.hnfs.com

  • Veterans and Asbestos Exposure
    ​mesotheliomagroup.com/veterans/
    Mesothelioma is a rare but very deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Veterans are especially at risk of developing mesothelioma because asbestos was almost unavoidable in every branch of the military. Early detection and awareness for mesothelioma are critical for improving survival rates. This site provides step-by-step guidance, veteran support, and resources and information at no cost.